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Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge
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OAH is hiring one Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge to be based at our St. Paul office. This is a hybrid work opportunity; judges work a minimum of four days in the office per pay period (every 2 weeks). The posting is open until October 1, 2022, at midnight.

Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge position

The Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge will: 

  • Serve as an administrative law judge AND perform all supervisory functions related to a team of administrative law judges;
  • Act in accordance with the Code of Judicial Conduct and applicable statutory codes of ethics;
  • Research, understand, interpret, apply, and explain relevant law in complex legal and factual settings;
  • Conduct fair and impartial hearings in complex, adversarial cases in accordance with governing laws and rules;
  • Resolve issues of law and fact based upon the application of sound, supported legal reasoning to facts based upon evidence in the hearing record;
  • Engage in clear, respectful oral communication;
  • Prepare clear, concise, and easily understandable written decisions and orders;
  • Supervise, plan, motivate and provide leadership to judges within the work unit;
  • Work cooperatively with OAH leadership to continuously improve the quality of court operations;
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and respectful relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; and
  • Maintain a license to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

Minimum qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.);
  • Current licensure in good standing to practice law in the State of Minnesota;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative procedures and related laws;
  • Demonstrated legal writing skills;
  • Intercultural competency. Ability to relate and communicate effectively with individuals who do not share the same culture, ethnicity, language, or other common experiences;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team; and
  • Ability to maintain judicial temperament, which requires compassion, decisiveness, open-mindedness, courtesy, patience, freedom from bias, and a commitment to equal justice under the law.

Preferred qualifications

  • Supervisory experience of more than one direct report;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Experience applying the Rules of Evidence;
  • Mediator or arbitrator experience;
  • Experience as a judge in an administrative setting; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to community and public service.


Apply for Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge position

Apply online at using job ID 58545.

Applications require a cover letter, resume, application, and writing sample.

If you know someone who would be perfect for this role, please encourage them to apply!

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